Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.10 August 19, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

It’s been an eventful few weeks … again!  Lots of events need to be postponed, cancelled, or adjusted each time we move into, and out of, remote learning.  All our students, staff and families have done a fantastic job at dealing with each of these changes.

I would like to acknowledge all our specialist teachers.  There have had to be big changes and adjustments to our specialist programs to each time there are changes to the Operations Guide.  Thank you Madame Farnault and Madame Cameron, Mrs Gardiner and Mrs Wareham, Ms Driessen and Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Sketcher.  Our students and families appreciate all the work you are doing to allow our specialist programs to continue.

Book Week

Next Wednesday we will be having our Book Week parade.  The theme for this year is “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds”.  I look forward to seeing students and staff dressing up and completing Book Week activities together.

Ninja Warrior Playground

Thank you to all the families who have shared the link and made donations for our Ninja Warrior course.  A special thank you to Brendan Chisholm, who arranged a staff morning tea at Mark’s IGA and raised $325 towards the playground.

Most students and families will now be aware of the Slime Run Fundraiser that Parents and Friends are planning for next term (thank you Mark, Nathan and Nicole!).  The money raised will also go towards the Ninja Warrior Playground.

Attitudes to School Survey

Every year our Grade 4, 5 and 6 students complete the Attitudes to School Survey.  Students answer questions about their school, their wellbeing and their learning.  The survey is being conducted in classes this week.

Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Opinion Survey

About 30% of our families will have received an email asking them to complete the Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Opinion Survey yesterday.  These families are randomly selected each year.  The survey is conducted in every school across Victoria and gives us valuable feedback to support school improvement.  Could you please look out for the email and complete the survey by September 3rd.  We will report the findings and next steps to all families in our Annual Report to School Council.   

Like always, please get in touch with us with any questions or concerns.  Call or email your classroom teacher, call the front office or email me

Have a great weekend.

Take Care,



August 23rd - Book Week 

August 24th - Athletics Carnival Yr 3 - 6 (Please note No Parents as per the current COVID operation guideline) 

August 25th - Book Week Celebration 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds' (see skoolbag for further details)

August 26th & 27th - Year 4 Cross Country Skiing 

August 30th - Book Club Issue 6 Due - Online Orders Only

Notes from the Office


Uniform is to be ordered through Spartan School Supplies as of Term2.

We now have a full range of uniform on display at the front office for you to view before making your purchases online. 

We have a limited range of second hand school jumpers available that can be purchased from the front office.


Please note we cannot return items that have no name. Please ensure uniform is clearly labelled with your child's name. 


A reminder to pack spare clothes for your child. We have a small supply of spare clothing if needed however we are in need of smaller sizes 4,6,8 in pants & shorts. If your child has come home in a change of clothing we ask that you please wash & return to school. Thank you. 


Any changes to your afternoon bus travel arrangements please ensure these are made by 3pm of the day of travel. This can made via the Skoolbag App, email or by phone. 


Parents /Guardians who drive their children in excess of 4.8 km to board a school bus or travel more than 4.8km without passing a bus stop when driving to school are entitled to apply for a conveyance allowance.

The payment is calculated on the distance travelled (subject to Government notification) and is paid quarterly. 

If you believe you are entitled to this allowance please ask at the school office for a Conveyance Form (see file attached)

If you already receive conveyance allowance there is no need to complete another form.

Please ensure that this form is received at the school office by Wednesday 25th August.

Conveyance Allowance



Dear Families, 

Mansfield Primary Schools School Council is inviting parents to make a voluntary contribution to support the school. 


Used for the maintenance of outdoor equipment, grounds and school buildings.       


Used for improvements to School Buildings.  In 2021 the building fund was used to convert the original school library to a classroom, office and meeting room.

If you would like to make a contribution please complete the eform on Skoolbag or contact the school office and we can send you an invoice.

Thank you.



French Day

The French Day, known as Bastille Day, occurred on July 14th 1789 in France. It became an official holiday in 1880. They celebrate Bastille day by speeches, military parades, and fireworks, along with public revelry, were part of the celebration. The slogan “Vive le 14 juillet!” (“Long live the 14th of July!”) has continued to be associated with the day. 

On Wednesday 14th July, Mansfield Primary School celebrated this day by dressing up in French inspired costumes and doing some French activities. These activities included: 

-          Kahoot quizzes 

-          Word searches

-          Constructing Eiffel Towers

-          Reading French books

-          Colour by number worksheets

-          Playing French Bingo

-          Watching a French movie or TV show

-          Creating a French display on classroom windows or doors

-          … and many more activities!

We had a competition for best dressed, selecting a boy and girl winner from Prep, Grade 1 /2, Grade 3/4, and Grade 5/6 and even a staff best dressed.  Our winners got a lolly and a bookmark or a French flag.  

“One of my favourite parts of the day was handing out prizes, judging outfits, dressing up, taking photos, eating many lollies and researching about a French person! I love learning French at Mansfield Primary School. You learn other words in a different language once a week but still learn lots. We play many fun games but French related!” (Isabella)

“My favourite part of the day was seeing all the kids and staff dress up and to be one of the judges. I like learning French at school because it is a fun topic and culture to learn with friends and it takes my mind off things.  We have fun learning French.” (Kinsley)

“I was lucky enough to go to some classes and help out during the day. In the Preps I ran a Kahoot and in the 1/2s I helped run an Eiffel Tower making session, ‘Hatchi Patchi’ and some Kahoot quizzes.” (Lillian)

“My favourite part of the day was seeing lots of people dressed up. I like learning French at Mansfield Primary School because I like learning something new.” (Annie)

We hope everyone enjoyed Bastille Day!

Written by The French Team

Isabella Lowry, Kinsley Wilkinson, Lillian Currie and Annie Cotterill

Grade 6B

100 days of prep

Mansfield Primary School present their 2nd 'Student Art Auction'

Mansfield Primary School is holding their online 'Student Art Auction'. Every student from the twenty-one grades have teamed together in term one to produce a collaborative artwork. We are showcasing how working together can produce professional quality artworks that will hang with pride in homes in our community.  

Online bidding only 

Remain anonymous by adding a nickname when you bid. The auction is open now and will run until 7.00pm on Thursday 9th September. Winning bidders will be notified via email after bidding has closed. Approximate sizes of artworks available on website. (terms and conditions available on website) 

Student Art Auction


GoFundMe MPS - Ninja Warrior Course


Rural Australians for Refugees Mansfield

Rural Australians for Refugees Mansfield is proud to announce that The Aequales

Chamber Music Ensemble, featuring internationally acclaimed musicians, Edwina Kayser

(Violin) Danny Newman (Viola), Sarah Cuming (Cello) and guest pianist

Damien Mansfield, will be performing at the Mansfield Performing Arts Centre

on Saturday August 21 at 7.00pm. They will be playing piano quartets by Mozart

and Brahms.

It is not often we get the opportunity to hear musicians of this calibre and it is

fantastic that Mansfield Shire Council and Mansfield RAR have made this

possible. Supper will be served after the performance.

All proceeds will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne.

Tickets are available via TRY Booking - Adults $25 and Students $15

For a quick link: 

COVID restrictions will apply.

Inspired Carers - Advocate for your child


Positive Parenting Telephone Service


Feeding Teens


Carers & Parents Support Group Inc.


North East Health Disability Support